Tex. Occ. Code Section 455.203
Practice by Massage School or Instructor at School


A massage school must meet the minimum standards of operation established by commission rule.


An instructor must meet the minimum requirements established by commission rule.


A massage school or massage therapy instructor licensed under this chapter shall give each prospective student a notice that clearly states the number of course hours that the student must successfully complete before the student is eligible to hold a massage therapist license under this chapter.


The notice under Subsection (c) must be given to the prospective student at a time and in a manner that provides the student with a sufficient opportunity to read the notice and, if necessary for understanding and clarity, discuss the notice with massage school officials or with the massage therapy instructor before:


the student signs an enrollment contract; and


the massage school or the massage therapy instructor accepts the student in a course of study.


The course of instruction in massage therapy provided by a licensed massage school is a postsecondary education program.


A massage school that provides instruction to persons beyond the age of compulsory education is authorized to operate educational programs in massage therapy at the postsecondary level.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1300 (H.B. 2696), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 5.085, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 482 (H.B. 1049), Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 838 (S.B. 202), Sec. 1.250, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 455.203 — Practice by Massage School or Instructor at School, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­455.­htm#455.­203 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 455.203’s source at texas​.gov